Is it better than GUSTARD DAC-X16?
This is a review and detailed measurements of the just announced Gustard X16 Balanced USB DAC with hardware decoding. It was kindly sent to me for testing by SHENZHENAUDIO. The X16 costs US $499. The X16 is based on the new ESS ES9068AS DAC which has built-in hardware decoding of MQA...
Here is the D70 (DAC Version of this):
This is a review and detailed measurements of the Topping D70 Pro Sabre edition balanced stereo DAC with Bluetooth. It was sent to me by the company and costs US $699. Topping hugely steps up the look of their DACs with inclusion of a high resolution, high contrast LCD that can show different...
Performance in terms of the DAC itself is quite similar. We have been at the "scientifically inaudible" limit of DAC performance for several years at this point really.